CALL FOR SCORES – works for full (but not Wagnerian) symphony orchestra, ideally between 3-7 minutes.
Works for full orchestra = 2222 (possibly triple woodwind), 4331, timps, perc, strings.
Also of particular interest in this call – piano concertos.
At our last call for scores we received over 150 scores – so please do not send in scores for anything other than full orchestra: we cannot consider anything where any of our players are left out, nor pieces that need additional forces (except possibly triple woodwind/piano/harp). Also, please no unusual seating arrangements (if we were subsequently to decide to programme it in a concert, it would need to be practical to perform).
We are an amateur orchestra who perform a good range of music, and we sound best when the instruments are well-written for and being well used – bare scores may sound great but can be less enjoyable to play, and it is frustrating for players to count 92 bars rest before playing their only three notes! Ie: purposeful, rich, inclusive scoring is good – scoring which feels as good quality as established romantic/20th-century/film orchestral repertoire.
On this occasion we’d also be particularly interested to receive piano concerto scores (of any length).